The Best Opera this Autumn
Curtain up on the productions that will get the music world talking. Stand by for amazing music from Bizet to Britten, with lots of tuneful Verdi too
Eye-catching Violetta dances for money at an exclusive gentleman’s club until a chance meeting with naive and idealistic Elijah changes everything, in an updated version of Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata, at the King's Head Theatre.Read more ...
When the English Touring Opera wagons roll into town it is always good news, and this autumn's programme is especially attractive. The company will stage two productions at Hackney Empire, a perfect fit for the scale and style of its work.Read more ...
Receiving its first staging by English National Opera, Porgy and Bess is a monument in 20th-century opera, taking the story of a close-knit community in South Carolina and the 1920s and telling it through the music of the age. Wonderful melodies include 'Summertime'. Starring Nicole Cabell (pictured).Read more ...
Sumptuous to look at, packed with soaring melodies and powerful choruses, Verdi's tragic opera Simon Boccanegra recreates the power and glory of the Italian Renaissance at the Royal Opera House.Read more ...
Benjamin Britten's War Requiem is one of the most powerful musical tributes to the losses of war. The composer, a pacifist, uses the words of First World War poet and soldier Wilfred Owen, which never fails to move an audience. English National Opera presents a unique staging for the first time. Soloists include Emma Bell (pictured)Read more ...
Forget clicking castanets, fluttering fans and flickering firelight. Barrie Kosky's daringly dark new production of Carmen at Covent Garden may still have its heart in steamy Seville but its dancing feet are firmly in razzle-dazzle vaudeville. Unmissable.Read more ...
A family trip to the Royal Opera House to see the Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker is already a Christmas essential. But here comes a new fixture that promises to be a magical event: the great German fairytale, set to memorable music. Hannah Hipp (pictured) is the adventurous Hansel.
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